The Supreme Court refused to entertain Vijay Nair's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's order concerning the Delhi Excise Policy Scam. The Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, while hearing the petition, said that, "We are not inclined to entertain the petition. However, we permit the petitioner to move the High Court."
Nair associated with AAP
Nair, a former CEO of an event management company, has been associated with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), according to the CBI and had entered into a criminal conspiracy with others, and in furtherance of the conspiracy related to the excise policy of the government of the national capital territory of Delhi (GNCTD) of 2021-2022.
The ED earlier arrested Sameer Mahandru, promoter of liquor company Indospirit, general manager of liquor company Pernod Ricard, Benoy Babu, and P Sarath Chandra Reddy, whole-time director and promoter of Aurobindo Pharma.
The agency has undertaken as many as 169 search operations in this case so far. The money laundering case stems from a CBI FIR that had named Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia as an accused among others.
The CBI had raided the premises of Sisodia and some Delhi government bureaucrats after filing the case.
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